Bryce Pace is an up and coming advocate for acceptance and inclusion. He was diagnosed with autism at the age of nine and has experienced firsthand the tribulations of being labelled a disability student within the primary school system. After this experience Bryce hid his diagnosis for the first four and a half years of his secondary school life however since Bryce broke his silence mid 2016 he has dedicated his time to changing the stigma that surrounds the autism spectrum. Bryce was a 2016 recipient of a Warrnambool Youth Achiever Award, a recipient for the John King Citizenship Award and he was also elected as one of fifteen Executive Board members for the Victorian Student Representative Council in 2016 – 2017. As a young advocate, he has been invited to write and speak on behalf of autistic students on numerous occasions. Bryce Pace also received the Emerging Leader Award at the 2017 Victorian Disability Awards.
To read more about Bryce’s story please visit: www.brycepaceautismadvocate.com.
Empowered Lives: A Platform demanding Change for Victorians with a Disability
Friday 14th September, 2018: 11:30am - 12:30pm
Victorian Council of Social Services, as a part of its Collaborative Systemic Disability Advocacy Project, brought together all the Disability Advocacy organisations in Victoria to discuss what their top ten asks for the Victorian Government to consider in the fast approaching November election- here is what is needed to make a change.